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Sarah D. | Elance
 
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Sarah D.

Copy Editing, Developmental Editing, and Writing
   United States
  |   Pittsburgh, PA
  |  12:24 pm Local Time

Overview

A great developmental editor shines because she can take her client's words and make sure that they reach their full potential and intended audience. An outstanding copy editor makes her mark because she catches the mistakes that others don't - those pesky, long-forgotten (by most) grammatical and mechanical rules.

I specialize in the editing and writing of non-fiction works, and as a seasoned freelancer who has repeatedly been referred to as "outstanding" and "great" by her clients, I am sure that I will be able to assist you with finding...

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May 18, 2011|E-books and Blogs|Private|Working
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Portfolio

This is the first chapter of a book I edited for Oxford Press concerning the effects of...
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780195398502
I edited a dissertation for a doctoral candidate about his research into cancer cells...
The introduction from the successfully published book that I copy-edited and helped...
A copy edit of a book about medical meditation.
Editing of an e-book about Ayurveda and its benefits for your body and hair.
This is an editing job that I completed on an ebook written by the owner of Mira...
Editing of a sales letter for the Mira Herbals Company.
Editing of a sales pitch for bodybuilders, with information about how to obtain larger...
Editing of a sales pitch geared towards African Americans, in order to improve their hair
Editing of an instructional guide for getting one's Mira Herbals MLM business off the...
Editing of several post cards for a mailing for Mira Herbals
This is a journal submission that I edited for a client.
This is an academic article concerning Buddhist sects and traditions, including the...
One of the blog posts I wrote for FundScience. The main goal of our organization is to...
http://fundscience.org/blog/2010/04/black-hole-like-behavior-is-observed-in-cold-atom-nanotube-setup/
One of the blog posts I wrote for FundScience. The main goal of our organization is to...
http://fundscience.org/blog/2010/03/more-research-on-using-thorium-for-nuclear-power-should-be-undertaken/
http://fundscience.org/blog/2010/03/more-research-on-using-thorium-for-nuclear-power-sh...
http://fundscience.org/blog/2010/04/nanotechnology-applied-to-the-battle-with-cancer-2/

Skills (7)

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Your voice and ideas need to be heard, and you need an editor who can shape and mold your words to make them clear and concise, presentable and publishable, and most of all, enticing to your intended audience. This is where my expertise can be invaluable to you.

During my career as a freelance editor and writer, I have done developmental and copy editing on academic books that have been published by Oxford Press, MIT Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, and others; I have completed thorough edits on dissertations that have allowed the writers to successfully complete their masters and doctorate degrees; I have collaborated with self-published authors to edit and prepare their books for publishing; and I have written and edited advertising copy, e-books, reports, and other important business tools.

Being a freelance editor allows me the freedom and flexibility to provide you and your project with a level of attention that you may not be able to find with a larger editing company or elsewhere. As an editor and writer who firmly believes that a collaborative process between myself and my clients produces outstanding work that exactly meets a client's needs and goals, I prefer to work with a policy of honest and open communications, understanding and availability, and a feeling of shared purpose. I want to see your project succeed as much as you do!

Developmental (substantive) editing services include:
-Examining structure and formatting
-Rewriting for continuity,...

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Employment

FundScience
Editor
2010 - Present
I am the managing editor of this scientific research funding organization. Documents and press releases are overseen and often written by myself. I also write the company blog and work on PR and...
Sassy Stets
Copy Editor
2005 - Present
As the owner of my own freelancing business, I am given the opportunity to provide my skills to a wide variety of clients, both on the internet and in the real world.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Philosophy
2003 - 2005
Carnegie Mellon University
Architecture, English
1999 - 2003

Keywords

Copy editing
Proofreading
Academic editing
Non-fiction editing
Dissertation
Thesis
White Papers
Ebooks
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